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Boston University

Program in Linguistics

Boston, MA

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Overview

Boston University / Program in Linguistics is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

35
Applied
19
Accepted
6
Enrolled
54%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th January 5th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, curriculum vitae, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, curriculum vitae, writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 84

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 5
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

19
Total Graduate Students
15%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 10.53%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 10.53%

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Linguistic theory, experimental phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and information status, prosody sociolinguistics, language acquisition, language documentation and field linguistics, language change and variation, Romance linguistics, sign language linguistics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One Silber Way
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact Carol Neidle
Director
Email: carol@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-6218

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